Update 1-Oct-2006: I e-mailed the reader who asked me to support his mate and it turns out that this guy didn't win. In the reader's own words:
I spoke to him briefly today, and he didn't get it. Apparently a pumped up policeman with too much fake tan won. Not that he's bitter! (he is wry though.)Never mind, and thanks to any other readers who voted for him :-).